LG sells 100 million handsets in 2008, ranks 3rd globally

21 Jan, 2009
The end of 2008 saw a major shift in the global GSM market. The Korean manufacturer LG managed to go ahead of both Sony Ericsson and Motorola and secured a third position globally in terms of sold...

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  • Rick

This is a surprise! i have been in mobile phone retailing for almost (13) years and i must say the failure rate for LG mobile phones is beyond comprehension, to a point i am considering not carrying their product range.

  • ND

Anonymous, 22 Jan 2009SE will rock during the 2009 because of the Android phone, ... moreI think u still dreaming, wake up pls!! SE is not rock anymore...
Later will become a dead rock.

  • ND

In 2008, the total mobile device volume of Nokia's Devices & Services group reached 468 million units, representing an increase of 7% year on year. Strong year on year volume growth in the first half 2008 was significantly offset by slowing growth in the third quarter 2008 and declining volumes in the fourth quarter 2008. The overall industry mobile device volumes for 2008 reached 1.21 billion units, based on Nokia's preliminary market estimate, representing an increase of 6% year on year. Based on our preliminary market estimate, Nokia's market share grew to 39 % in 2008, compared to 38% in 2007.

  • Fact

Until now only one vendor which can't make powerful vga rec fone! SE n (xperia capable with 30fps vga but looks crappy compared these : Nokia with n93 already in 2006,lg with viewty already in 2007,moto z8 in 2007,n samsung with i8510 in 2008 (even samsung n lg capable at 120fps slow mo!)..it means that Sony Ericson tech very late,n yeah xperia hardware made by htc! Not from se manufacturing plant! Cos se can't make it! SE need help n cooperation from htc n next mobinova

  • Fact

Opinion, 23 Jan 2009Wow wow wow.... Amazing!!! LG succesfully, but i hope next... moreYeah,SE still has chance to wake up..but they must upgrade their software,leave copycat strategy,improve build quality..if not,LG even moto seems to be the winner..not good conditions for se,,i'm so bored too much walkman n cybershot fone but with humble performance,too much bullsh*t n fake at sony ericsson promotion campaign!

  • Opinion

Wow wow wow....
Amazing!!! LG succesfully, but i hope next year, SE can lose LG and Motorola, SE better!
1 Nokia: europe,asia,america,africa
2 Samsung: europe,asia,america
3 LG: asia,europe,america
4 Motorola: america,asia
5 SE: asia,europe

  • Anonymous

ps, 22 Jan 2009The truth behind the SE……………………… Nokia, LG and Samsung u... morese still does not offer 3.5mm jack on its phones like no other! yeah!

  • Anonymous

Welldone Samsung LG n Motorola, Be careful Nokia, Bye2 SE maybe your die-hard fans shouting everywhere,but the fact is SE dying..

  • Anonymous

Yesterday i posted opinion that se will change their strategy n safe their financial..but after read new w395 c901 from se, my conclusion is..Yap! SE ready to bankrupt! It seems that SE can't developt their new tech..Xperia is the last big project from se with htc helps of course..after se stops uiq..now their tech far behind other vendor..just sells "walkman cybershot" brand..if se didn't use these brand name,i believe at Q4 2008 se was bankrupt!! SE is a liar company! I'm not se loyalist anymore..bye bye SE..stay rest in peace

  • USA_Arrogance, in ya

Anonymous, 22 Jan 2009SE will rock during the 2009 because of the Android phone, ... moreHa! That's the same statement as in the beginning of 2008! And did SE rock in 2008 with their Hikaru or P5? LOL they never released them and instead gave up on UIQ and trashed the current UIQ-phones.
SE won't rock anymore. Rumors have it, that the whole company will be split apart this mid year. So no P5 or this SE-fanboy-uber-cellphone Hikarus.
From the information I received from the Android project: it will take to 2010 before they can released it to the market and no more smartphone this year!
Just some accessoirs and copy-cat phones!

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 22 Jan 2009SE will rock during the 2009 because of the Android phone, ... morehahahaha

i don't think a company which their 8mp only can record QVGA QUALITY (max) will rule

  • LAW

i have to admitt LG have done really well, they never were that good but they have inproved alot, with the viewity and the renior, im still a nokia fa however, i have had LG in the past also, never a sony samsung or motorola though.
I cant wait for nokia's announcments next month, man i hope they kill it with the 8MP phone they are making, the N97 looks nice too but freggen expensive!, 500 pounds thats 2.5 times in AUSSIE land LOL 1250 bucks!

  • Anonymous

SE will rock during the 2009 because of the Android phone, X2, C908 and P5

  • Phiafly

Like Nokia sold 470,000,000 handsets in 2008 and they're like not sure if they'll like turn a profit for the year? That's like whack, totally whack, like.

  • Dea

Congrats LG! Looks forward for another successful in 2009!

  • colonel grant

i've so sad because my favourite moto dropped again...

  • Anonymous

ps, 22 Jan 2009So many people replied to my first comment. Thanks lot. ... moreYeah dude,i hope se will strength their portfolio..too sad if the 1st music oriented fone vendor go to sink..if i'm se president..i will close some manufacturing plants in some country n start to joins manufacturing phöne with other vendor..ignore market oriented but profit oriented,,cut prices from unpopular model..but maybe it's too late,se very unique but seems that competitors stronger n stronger especially very wealthy n very profitable giant samsung electronics and another korean giant lg electronics

  • Jey

Din expected at all ! How come LG sold so many phones ??

  • cleary

The problems for SE started already in 2007. We've seen a slow fall in sales and marketshare in 2008. The financiel crisis only strengthen their problems.

  • ND

USA_Arrogance in ya , 21 Jan 2009SE will fall apart. Even on the upcomming MWC in Barcelona ... moreHahaha... May be u r right! LMAO!